The Royal Thai Navy’s Construction and Development Department in Sattahip sent three trucks to the project to assist flooded residents in moving their belongings and to deliver water pumps to clear the water. The root of the problem, however, isn’t as easily solved.
Flooding continues at the Ouay Athorn development in Sattahip, affecting up to 4,600 families.
Nathee said the housing project is spread over 100 rai on land that acts as a natural drainage canal for rain for the rest of Najomtien and Pattaya. Residents over the lower floors of each building have suffered water damage and property loss for the past three years.
The only permanent solution to the flooding is to either abandon and relocate the residences, dig new drainage canals or construct barriers to protect the homes.